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    Question NVU "No directory found"

    I just tried installing NVU onto my Hardy machine, but I get this error when I try to open it: "Failed to execute child process "nvu" (No such file or directory)"
    I followed these instructions:
    Prerequisites: add universe and multiverse repositories.

    Open a terminal window and type in:
    sudo apt-get install nvu
    sudo rm -f /usr/share/applications/nvu.desktop
    sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/nvu.desktop

    Insert the following lines into the new file:

    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Nvu
    Comment=Web Development Editor
    Exec=nvu
    Icon=nvu.xpm
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=Application;Network;

    Refresh the GNOME panel with the following command:

    killall gnome-panel

    After that you can find Nvu in the Gnome menu under Applications -> Internet.


    Any ideas about what I did wrong?

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    Re: NVU "No directory found"

    Try this, open termina and run:
    Code:
    locate nvu
    The output should show the directory to the nvu executable. You should replace the line in nvu.desktop entitled "Exec=nvu" with "Exec=<directory to nvu>" found using the locate command. If you need more help just post the output of the "locate nvu" command and i can show you exactly what to do from there.
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    Re: NVU "No directory found"

    I used to use NVU but I use KompoZer now instead.

    I believe KompoZer is the modern version of NVU.
    KompoZer is easily installable in Ubuntu through 'Applications'-->'Add/Remove', if you have the right repositories enabled.

    Is there any special reason why you want NVU as opposed to KompoZer?

    Try KompoZer, you might like it, I do!
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    Re: NVU "No directory found"

    Quote Originally Posted by Herman View Post
    I used to use NVU but I use KompoZer now instead.

    I believe KompoZer is the modern version of NVU.
    KompoZer is easily installable in Ubuntu through 'Applications'-->'Add/Remove', if you have the right repositories enabled.

    Is there any special reason why you want NVU as opposed to KompoZer?

    Try KompoZer, you might like it, I do!
    Ah i thought i was forgetting something, you are correct. NVU is no longer in development and KompoZer is just NVU with CSS integration. You should use that instead.
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